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It’s the end of the Earth as we know it. Read all about it! | Lucy Siegle

Achieving “cut through” is a nightmare for climate change science. It’s notoriously hard to get the mainstream engaged by changes in the concentration of an atmospheric gas, even if they’re life-or-death matters. So hats off to the crack team of Earth scientists, led by climate change professor …

Climate Change

Russian ‘Flash Mob’ Urges U.S. to Free Maria Butina

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has begun a social media campaign calling for the release of Maria Butina, whom American prosecutors accused this week of acting as a covert Russian agent.<p>Federal prosecutors say that Ms. Butina, 29, attempted to infiltrate political organizations and influence politicians …

Russia

Why you should leave a spoonful of sugar outside in hot weather

A lot of advice has been dished out during our current heatwave, from how to sleep at night to the best places to enjoy the sunshine.<p>But perhaps one …

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

Bumblebee blues: Pacific Northwest pollinator in trouble

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hundreds of citizen scientists have begun buzzing through locations across the Pacific Northwest seeking a better understanding about nearly 30 bumblebee species.<p>Bumblebees, experts say, are important pollinators for both wild and agricultural plants, but some species have …

Bumblebees

The Inca Left Behind a Strange, 3D Code That Scientists Still Can't Figure Out

They communicated in multiple dimensions.<p>The Inca Empire (1400-1532 CE) is one of few ancient civilisations that speaks to us in multiple dimensions. …

Fabulous Feng Shui Home Altar Photos

01 of 21<p>Get Inspired To Create Your Own Altar<p>If you are ready to create your own altar but feel a bit unsure, these beautiful home altars will …

Scientists Think Dolphin Name Discovery is the "Coolest"

Male dolphins use individual names throughout their life.<p>In a video released alongside a fascinating new study, scientists are on a boat in the …

Nothing Is Solid & Everything Is Energy — Scientists Explain The World of Quantum Physics

(Collective Evolution) It has been written about before, over and over again, but cannot be emphasized enough. The world of quantum physics is an …

Vela X-1 is plowing its way through the galaxy

Every now and again you run into an astronomical object where everything about it is mind-blowing. And I get to share it with you! Let me introduce …

The 3-Day Fix to Resetting Your Gut for Good

How do you know if your internal microbiome is healthy and happy?<p>“It’s a gut feeling,” says Dr. M. Andrea Azcárate-Peril, a director at the …

Wellness

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

“We choose to examine a phenomenon which is impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart of …

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart's aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Biomedicine

This object isn't supposed to be in our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> For billions of years, it lived in our solar system without us even knowing it was there. But this object couldn't remain hidden around Jupiter forever. It was just peculiar enough to be noticed by researchers.<p>In 2017, the first observed interstellar visitor, an asteroid named 'Oumuamua, …

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space …

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

Hubble telescope creates awe-inspiring map of star formation in nearby galaxies

A galaxy is an incredible thing.<p>The vast cosmic objects are born when huge clouds of dust and gas collapse under the weight of their own gravity. …

Bizarre viral video claims to show 'UFO' sucking energy from a lightning bolt

A bizarre YouTube video posted by conspiracy theory channel SecureTeam10 has gone viral as it purportedly shows a UFO sucking energy from a lightning bolt.<p>The video, entitled "They Dwell in the Lightning," appears to show an object in the sky near a lightning bolt in the Czech Republic. The video …

What is nirvana?

Liberating oneself from rebirths might seem irrelevant to the non-believer. But nirvana is also a profound psychological goal<i>By Robert Wright</i>Read at …

Meditation

The 12 Worst Ideas Organized Religion Has Unleashed On the World

Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead …

Religion

What Are the Jungian Archetypes?

Archetypes were a concept introduced by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, who believed that archetypes were models of people, behaviors, or …

The Best Toothpaste for Removing Stains, Fixing Your Breath, and Not Getting Gingivitis

For something as straightforward as oral hygiene, it’s difficult to find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs. From gum care to whitening to fresh breath, GQ’s Best Stuff rounded up the top pastes in each arena.<p>Consider this list of things that can go awry if you slip up on your oral …

Dentistry

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

Hiking

"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

A meteorological ‘bomb’ is set to go off along the East Coast, and dangerous cold will soon follow

<b>UPDATE: Jan. 2, 2018, 3:15 p.m. EST</b> This story has been updated to reflect new weather forecast guidance.<p>An unusually powerful storm is threatening …

Nature Photographer of the Year winning image captured in five feet of crocodile-infested water

An image of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia has won the grand prize in the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest …